Privacy-related Matrix

Choose one Suggested Topics and three principles of normative ethics from the list below, and complete the ethical matrix.


  • Step 1:  Identify the ethical dilemma based on one of the broad categories identified. An example (following here) might be to falsify your personal profile in a social networking site.
  • Step 2: Identify the stakeholders involved. You, someone who reads your personal profile in a social network site, potential employers, etc.
  • Step 3:  Choose any three of the principles that might apply such as autonomy, publicity, and veracity.
  • Step 4: identify how the dilemma affect each stakeholder based on the principles you identified. Put this statement in the matrix next to the stakeholder.


Suggested Topics:


  • Identity Theft
  • Consumer Profiling
  • Treating Consumer Data Responsibly
  • Workplace Monitoring
  • Advanced Surveillance Technology


Choose any three (only three) of the following list of twelve (12) principles of normative ethics:


  • Autonomy: the duty to maximize the individual’s right to make his or her own decisions.
  • Beneficence: the duty to do good both individually and for all.
  • Confidentiality: the duty to respect privacy of information and action.
  • Equality: the duty to view all people as moral equals.
  • Finality: the duty to take action that may override the demands of law, religion, and social customs.
  • Justice: the duty to treat all fairly, distributing the risks and benefits equally.
  • Non-maleficence: the duty to cause no harm, both individually and for all.
  • Understanding/Tolerance: the duty to understand and to accept other view points if reason dictates doing so is warranted.
  • Publicity: the duty to take actions based on ethical standards that must be known and recognized by all who are involved.
  • Respect for persons: the duty to honor others, their rights, and their responsibilities. Showing respect others implies that we do not treat them as a mere means to our end.
  • Universality: the duty to take actions that hold for everyone, regardless of time, place, or people involved. This concept is similar to the Categorical Imperative.
  • Veracity: the duty to tell the truth.

Ethical dilemma:











Indicate appropriate APA reference citations for all sources. 


Include the following explanation below the matrix:

1) why I chose the dilemma;

2) why I chose the three principles; and

3) an analysis of the research used to identify the actions in the matrix.